HOT TAKES: Getting to know Redwood

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

1 – Who is in your band?

Alex Birchall (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar), Jamie Richards (lead guitar, sound design), Conor Bond (bass, backing vocals), Toby Fassioms (drums), Edan Brown (lead guitar).

2 – What is your take on your own sound?

An absolute mix of everything from indie to post-rock with tinges of old school emo and a little bit of pop sprinkled in there as well. I don’t think we try to conform to any sound, we just write what we think sounds nice without trying to constrain it to one school of thought.

3 – If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would you tell them to listen to and why?

I would personally say something like Mother or In Your Arms so that person would get a feel for what we’re about most of the time. Shimmery ambience and big choruses. Depends what they’re in to though I suppose. If they were a straight up post-rock fan I’d suggest they listen to Paragazer. Balls to the wall instrumental madness.

4 – What is the plan for 2020?

To try and forget about it immediately but also keep fighting for those who aren’t treated with the respect and justice they deserve.


5 – What is the one song you wish you wrote?

All I Want For Christmas Is YouMariah Carey (Imagine writing a song that will NEVER go out of style, whilst still being an absolute rager. Come to think of it, imagine the royalties Mariah STILL receives every year… Unfathomable.)

6 – What three bands/artists inspired you or continue to inspire you the most?

From Indian Lakes.

Now Now.

Bombay Bicycle Club.

7 – Where can our readers see you live or listen to your music?

You can currently listen to our music on all yer standard digital streaming platforms plus if you want a bit of visual candy to go with it, then check out our YouTube channel and watch the videos we’ve done.

As for live shows, well we can hope for whatever next year brings but for now, the best you’ll get is us singing down your ears digitally!

8 – If you were an animal, what would it be and why?

One of those fish at the bottom of the ocean that no one has discovered yet because I wanna be left alone. 🙂

Elizabeth Birt

October 23, 2020

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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